Frontier Times Magazine
Vol 1 No. 6 - MARCH 1924
Some Names in this volume:Ben Anderson, Capt Bill Anderson, Dr Anderson, Lon Anderson, Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin, Joe Bader, Mary Miss Bader, Leman Barker, J. D. Barncastle, Sam Bass, Col Baylor, Capt George W. Baylor, Judge Roy Bean, Max Bentley, Rev William B. Bloys, George Braun, J. G. Braun, E. A. Brininstool, J. A. Brock, Col Edward Burleson, Jessie Campbell, Capt R. G. Carter, Mrs R. G. Carter, Talbert Chambers, Jasper Chapman, Al Cheatem, Dick Cheatem, E. Lee Childe, Jim Chism, "Slick" Clements, Margaret Clifton, Samuel P. Cochran, John Cole, W. W. Collier, Jim Connell, Charlie Cooper, Mrs W. C. Dalrymple, L. H. Davis, Charles Dixon, Chief Don Juan, Ben Duncan, Kin Elkins, W. S. Ethridge, G. Wesley Evans, George Evans, Joe Evans, D. R. Fant, Ote Finley, Hill Fletcher, Tom Gamel, Pat Garret, Pat Garrett, Capt Gillett, J. B. Sgt Gillett, Marshall Gillett, Gen Gordon, Col Bill Green, Charlie Green, Henry Hamberg, W. B. Hardeman, John Wesley Harden, John Wesley Hardin, Wes Hardin, JackHarris, Charlie Hart, Dick Head, R. G. Head, Lt Hill, Bill Hillman, T. D. Hobart, Billy Hornsby, Reuben Hornsby, Wm Hornsby, Samuel Dunn, George J. Howard, J. V. Hutton, W. L. Jerrell, Gen Albert Sidney Johnston, Bill Jones, Mrs Lewis Jones, Bill Kingston, Col Robert E. Lee, Maj Llewellyn, Theodore Luce, Capt Marcy, Bat Masterson, Col Ben McCulloch, GenMcKenzie, James E. McMasters, John Means, , H. E. Miller, Jim Miller, D. E. Moore, James Moore, Tom Moore, T. Paul Moore, Capt Cal Putman, Doc Putman, Harve Putman, , Gen Israel , Walter Reed, A. B. Dr Reeves, Lee Risinger, Bob Robison, James Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Bob Routh, John Sanders, George W. Saunders, Gen Scott, John Selman, Joe "Hosstail" Small, W. J. Smith, Jim Speed, Mose Stevenson, W. T. Stewart, Ross Sublett, Dick Sullivan, W. F. "Dick", Jesse Tannehill, Sol Tanner, Charlie Taylor, Bob Terrell, Ben Thompson, Mike Thompson, Taylor Thompson, L. S. Sgt Trumbo, Thomas F. Turner, Boss Tweed, Gen Twig, Christine Miss Wagner, R. A. Walker, Riley Walker, John Walters, Sgt Dick Ware, Susan Washburn, Charlie Webb, Sheriff James White, Harvey Wilbarger, John Wilbarger, Josiah Wilbarger, Matthias Wilbarger, Sallie Wilbarger, George Wilhelm, Capt R. H. Williams, J. T. Wilson, George Womack, Jack Woods, Cal Woodward, Woodul,
Contents of this volume:
The Lost Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains.
"…at a certain time of the day when the sun shines on a slant, we could look into the cave about 60 feet and we saw three skeletons or mummies. This cave is in the Russell mountains about 15 miles south of the old seep springs…"
Mrs. Carter made one march of thirty days with her two babies through the wild savage country, swarming at that period with hostile bands of Comanche and Kiowa Indians, the camp being picketed at night. Mrs Carter was in her seventy-seventh year…
Thirty-six years ago a slender little man with blue-gray eyes drove across the Pecos River in a buckboard to organize a Presbyterian congregation in the mountain village of Fort Davis, Texas… The newcomer lost no time in delivering his message of his Master. He delivered it so earnestly, so eloquently, and so proudly, that the cowmen came to hold him in love and veneration such as no other man has enjoyed that ever lived out there. They came to call him everybody's friend, little minister of the hills, and, finally, just plain Brother Bloys. (Dr. William B. Bloys). Story mentions: Fort Davis, where he died in March 22, 1917, the Davis Range, Skillman Grove, the Bloys Camp Meeting Association, . Judge Roy Bean "Those two names-Bloys and Bean stand out over all others in the annals of the ranch country of Texas, west of the Pecos." Langtry, G. Wesley Evans and John Means, "Bill" Jones and "Ote" Finley, "Bill" Kingston and Cap'n Gillett, "Bill" Jones, Mount Bloys, G. Wesley Evans, John Means' Bill 'Joiles, "Bill" Kingston,
Captain Williams was an Englishman, a soldier of fortune, and his book gives many thrilling anecdotes of his experiences on the border. He .joined the Confederate service and was connected with the Partisan Rangers, was in Duff's company at the Battle on the Nueces when a large party of Germans going to .Mexico were overtaken and annihilated. The story tells of an Indian foray made while his company was stationed at Camp Verde, in Kerr county.
Mentions: Colonel Robert E. Lee, as he was then, "courteous, and dignified in manner, but without the slightest assumption, he was beloved by all who came within the charm of his personal influence. At this time he was about fifty-three years of age; but his dark hair was untinged with grey, and his blue eyes were bright and undimmed beneath his black eyebrows." General Gordon, General Scott, E. Lee Childe, General Twig, the K. G. C. (Knights of the Golden Circle) lodges in Eastern Texas, Colonel Ben McCulloch, an old Mormon settlement, where there were several solid stone houses and a mill. The Mormons had established themselves on the Medina at the time that the main body of their co-religionists were settled in Nauvoo; but when the general movement was made against that body in the States, these folks, like the rest of them, had to trek to Salt Lake.,
Minor article further mentions: A bill of sale, written by Billy the Kid notorious youthful bandit, at Tascosa, Oldham County, in 1873, and witnessed by two men named James E. McMastem and George J. Howard, recently was photographed and the reproduction given to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society. This copy of a very interesting document came to the society through the courtesy of Thomas F. Turner of Amarillo…
Excerpts: "The arrow hit center of his neck and came out on the left side of his chin. He fell apparently dead, but though unable. to move or speak, did not lose consciousness. He knew when the Indians came around him when they stripped him naked and tore the scalp from his head. ' He says that though- paralyzed and unable, 'to move, he knew what was being done, and that when his scalp was torn from his skull it created no pain from which he could flinch, but sounded like distant thunder. The Indians cut the throats of Strother and Christian, but the character of Wilbarger's wound, no doubt, made them believe his neck was broken, and that he was surely dead. This saved his life…"
"After going back to the pool and drinking, he crawled over the grass and devoured such snails as he could find, which appeased his hunger. The green flies had found his wounds while he had slept, and the maggots were at work, which pained and gave him fresh alarm. As night approached he determined to go 'as far as he could toward Reuben Hornsby's, about six miles distant. He had gone about six hundred yards when he sank to the ground exhausted, under a large postoak tree, and well nigh despairing of life. Those who have ever spent a summer in Austin know that in that climate the nights in summer are always cool, and before daybreak some covering is needed for comfort. Wilbarger, naked, wounded and feeble, suffered after midnight intensely from cold. No sound fell on his ear but the, hooting of owls and the bark of the coyote wolf, while above him the bright silent stars seemed to mock his agony. We are now about, to relate two incidents so mysterious that they woutd excite our incredulity were it not for the high character of those who to their dying day vouched for their truth."
Further mentions: Reuben Hornsby , Webber, Duty , Strother, Standifer, Walnut creek, about where James Rogers afterwards settled, Joseph Rogers, John Walters, Leman Barker (the father-in-law of Wilbarger), Mrs. W. C. Dalrymple, Mrs. Lewis Jones, Colonel Edward Burleson
The Texas Ranger is not so handsome as an eight-dollar-a-week dry-goods clerk, but he is more courageous than. a Numidian lion and tougher than a Mexican burro. His language might sound a little barbaric in a London drawingroom, but he can, successfully ride a broncho pony and kill a Mexican horse thief at five hundred yards with his eyes shut. His manners are not exactly Chesterfieldian, but this deficiency in etiquette is more than offset by the aestheticism he displays in scalping an Indian, He may not be up on the tariff question, but he can follow a blind trail at a gallop and never miss the way. It is possible that he cannot tell the difference between the hypothesis of atomic evolution and a lunar eclipse, but he knows a "rustler" at sight and can name half the fugitives in Texas. Taken altogether, the ranger is a tough case and most of them have been born on the headwaters of Bitter Creek, where the natives are "wild and wooly and hard to curry." The further you go on this Classic Stream, the tougher the citizen. Underneath this rough exterior the Ranger hides a heart …